Newton Community Preservation Committee meeting moved to December 19, 7:00 p.m.

The Newton Community Preservation Committee’s next meeting has been moved from December 14 to December 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Cafeteria, Basement. The CPC will hear the Newton Housing Authority’s request to submit an updated $2.5 million proposal for their Jackson Road/Haywood House (Newton Corner) new senior housing project. A new, future date will be announced for the public hearing on proposed revisions to the program’s funding guidelines, previously scheduled for the December meeting.

Historic Newton offers celebratory events in December

Find distinctive gifts – all on sale – at Historic Newton’s two museum shops. Choose among cards made with fabric hand-woven by children at our fall Hayfest, as well as reproductions of watercolors painted by 19th century Jackson Homestead resident Ellen Jackson, and 3D images. Pick up a candle or a jar of our custom-made pear jam for a hostess gift or stocking stuffer. From picture books about the Underground Railroad to Newton memorabilia, our selection targets all ages.

Newton Free Library offers events for teens in December

Teen Crafterhours, December 4, 7:00 pm, second floor Teen Area: Meet once a month a Monday night to make crafts and eat snacks. This week, make mittens out of felted wool and eat snacks! Grades 7-12.

Anime/Manga Club, December 6, 4:00 pm, Computer Center: Come meet on the first Wednesday of every month and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities will range from anime screenings, to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more!  Yummy Japanese snacks will be served. Grades 6-12.

Vice Principal Amy Winston shares plans to use LibraryTrac in LLC

As we approach the December break, I am writing with an update on the NNHS Library Learning Commons. One of my responsibilities at NNHS is supervising and supporting the library and the librarians. This year I have also facilitated conversations with students regarding the LLC and have worked with students and staff to continually improve the atmosphere in the library while ensuring access to academic resources and support.

Class of 2018 TGIF breakfast lights up International Cafe

Teachers and staff enjoyed a special breakfast on December 8 hosted by 2018 class liaisons Kim Buckton, Michelle Markert, and Clare Norton. Attendees were treated to seasonal table decorations and an array of hot and cold breakfast items supplied by volunteers. The highlight of the event (during clean up) was an accidental stovetop fire speedily squelched by a quick-thinking volunteer. 


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